Dollar's Gain vs. Euro Drives Down Prices

Central Holidays reports it is implementing price reductions on its FIT and independent packages throughout Europe and the Mediterranean as well as on Hertz car rentals. Prompted by the U.S. dollar’s gain against the Euro, travelers benefit from savings as the dollar climbs, Central Holidays says. Prices will be reduced an average of seven percent across the board and up to 12 percent on the company's  array of FIT packages and independent tours. 

"While many tour companies are opting to take advantage of the rising dollar by keeping rates set earlier this year when the dollar was at record lows, Central Holidays is pleased to pass along real hard dollar savings that will effectively stretch traveler’s dollars,” said Gianni Miradoli, CEO of Central Holidays. "It’s our way of showing travel agents and their clients that we are committed to them and to delivering the high quality, value-packed travel programs that fulfill their dreams."

In addition to price savings, travelers to Europe and the Mediterranean will also enjoy a far more attractive exchange rate than has been available in a long time, offering travelers a welcome option when selecting their next vacation destination, Central Holidays says.
Savings being offered on the company's independent packages in Italy include:

Rome, Florence, Venice - 10 Days (3 nts. Rome, 3 nts. Florence and 2 nts. Venice)
   Includes: Accommodations at selected hotels: 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Florence, 2 nights in Venice; Buffet breakfast daily at hotel; Transportation Rome to Florence by first-class rail; Transportation Florence to Venice by first-class rail; Half-day guided sightseeing tour in each city; Hotel taxes and service charges; Sample Departure: October 7, 2012. Brochure price: $1,523pp. New price: $1,356pp. Savings = 11 Percent

- Rome, Pompeii & the Amalfi Coast - 8 Days (3 nts. Rome and 3 nts. Sorrento)
   Includes: Accommodations at selected hotels: 3 nights in Rome, 3 nights in Sorrento; Buffet breakfast daily at hotel; Half-day guided city tour in Rome; Transportation Rome to Sorrento via motorcoach; Orientation drive of Naples and visit to Pompeii excavations; Lunch in Pompeii; Hotel taxes and service charges. Sample Departure: October 7, 2012. Brochure price: $1,328 pp. New price: $1.162pp. Savings: 12 Percent.


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